House of Lords Voting
The system to find the view of the house tomorrow is complex involving about 10 different motions. I shall support a bicameral system and the abolition of hereditaries ... once the elected members are elected. You can vote for or against a large number of options from 100% elected through 80%, 60% etc. As you cannot put a sequence of preference I shall be voting for 100% and 80%, but against the rest.
In theory there is a risk that this means that the 60% option gets defeated and no option passes - much like last time. However, I think 80% will probably get through. 60% is not enough. A key point about the appointment system is the concept of loans for peerages. If people are elected then the voters elect them not their bank balance. I don't have a problem with a small number of appointees more based upon cross bench principles, however.